Fancy Coffee Friday: Reset

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Reset

The computer which I use at work is an older model and has been having trouble of late. It’s slow. Slow as molasses in January as the saying goes. It is cluttered and doesn’t have enough RAM to run the programs we need it to run at the speed which we need it to run them. There has been a lot of frustration at work with this computer and it’s not unusual for us to clear history and cookies, and then do a reboot. But, rebooting only does so much good. Sometimes Life begins to feel like a sluggish computer and we need to hit “Reset”. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsLast week Monday, my barn jeans tore across the left thigh. They’d been wearing noticeably thin over the last few months and I knew they would need to be retired soon. Monday was July 8th and it would have been my sister’s 37th birthday. The jeans were inherited from her three years ago after she died. A message? Coincidence? What were The Fates trying to tell me? Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Nurishment

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: NourishmentI am a fan of the literary magazine, The Sun, which is ad-free and runs a variety of features from interviews to “Readers Write.” Once in a while, I think I should submit something for publication, but the thought passes. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Too Thin

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Too ThinToday’s society tells us that we can “do it all”, “have it all” if we want it bad enough, and we can succeed in attaining our every whim and desire if we just hustle enough.

But what if we can’t? What if in trying to grab every whim and desire that interests us, we spread ourselves too thinly and lose sight of what we really want? Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Solitude

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: SolitudeLast Saturday I awoke to the sound of the radio announcer on WPR saying, “…and next we will hear the second act….” It was 5 AM, and I had yoga in a few hours. It was time to enjoy some solitude. Continue reading

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Fancy Frappuccino Friday: Formative Years – The Music

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Formative Years The MusicThe other day, in conversation with a friend about music, I opined that I was confident that my very eclectic taste in music was heavily influenced by my brother when we were growing up. While he was not the only contributor to my far-reaching musical preferences, I suspect he was the most significant contributor because he was one of the first influencers. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: So Far

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: So FarI turned 43 on Tuesday, not “29 again”, because hey – I’ve made it to 43! Lots of people in the world don’t, so I feel I should celebrate the milestone. It’s a lot of years and over the years, I’ve learned a number of things. Here are some that stand out. Continue reading

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